News release from the Hughes for Mayor campaign:
Stutzman Endorses Hughes
Stresses Need for Debt Reduction in Washington and Fort Wayne
Congressman Marlin Stutzman officially endorses Paula Hughes for Mayor of Fort Wayne. Congressman Stutzman stressed the need for debt reduction in both the Federal and municipal government as the rationale for his endorsement.
“Our nation is facing a debt crisis and I’m fighting the Washington elites that want to raise your taxes instead of making the tough decisions to eliminate wasteful spending,” Stutzman said. “Sadly, things are just as bad in Fort Wayne. The city’s debt now exceeds half-a-billion dollars and we need proven leadership to get its fiscal house in order.”
As a member of Allen County Council, Paula Hughes took the county from an $8 million debt to a $22 million surplus.
“Paula Hughes has a track record of reform and I trust her to cut wasteful spending, reduce the city’s half-a-billion debt, and get Fort Wayne working again.” Stutzman said. “Join me in supporting Paula Hughes for Mayor so I can have an ally as we work to improve our nation and region.”
Paula Hughes has also received the endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Allen County Right to Life PAC, NRA, Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries, Congressman Mike Pence, and Lt. Governor Becky Skillman.